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Tax Investigation Specialists - Call 0800 734 3333 or email scott.gilbert@gilberttax.co.uk

How can I stay in control during a tax investigation?

Answer:

The key to getting the best result with regards to a tax investigation is control. The best way to keep control is to engage with someone who has significant experience of dealing with tax investigations who will ensure that HMRC are provided with what the law allows and no more.

Managing the flow of information to HMRC and knowing how to tell HMRC if there are issues before HMRC find them is also important and all of this can have a significant impact in:

  • the length of the tax investigation
  • proving innocence (if HMRC’s belief that there is tax due is wrong)
  • the tax due
  • the penalty charged
  • the period which HMRC believe any errors have occurred

Most HMRC tax investigations follow a format and most people (including accountants) just assume that HMRC are entitled to anything they ask for. They get a request for information and rush round in a panic to provide it.

Our experience is that HMRC often ask for significant amounts of information in a tax investigation which they are not legally entitled to. Where this information is provided, it leads to many additional questions which would not have been asked if HMRC had been restricted to what the law says they can have. If nothing else this leads to costs and time delays that were not needed.

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Tax Investigation Specialist
Scott Gilbert, Partner and Tax Investigation Specialist

"We understand that people sometimes make mistakes in their dealings with HMRC and that HMRC make mistakes in dealing with taxpayers. Many people do not know how to deal with HMRC or who to turn to for help resolve the tax dispute.

Our firm of tax advisors specialise in resolving people's problems with HMRC. We have extensive expertise in dealing with all forms of tax investigations and tax disputes as well as with taking matters to the Tax Tribunal where agreement cannot be reached.

We deal both directly with the individual who is under enquiry and also work with many firms of accountants supporting them in dealing with HMRC disputes and advising them on how to handle HRMC to get the best result.

The fact is that proper management of HMRC is the best way of reducing the tax, interest and penalty as well as the time taken in resolving any tax dispute.

Our expert team are none judgemental and rigorously defend your position within the scope and parameter of the law. We take control and manage the process to minimise the interruptions that any form of tax investigation causes to an individual's life and business."

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